Meet our Staff

Photo: Brooke Batchelor

Brooke Batchelor | Founder & Nurse Educator

A Paediatric Registered Nurse, qualified Primary Teacher, children’s advocate and author. Brooke founded ‘The Paediatric Nurse’ website in 2015 before developing it into an online continuing professional development website for Paediatric Nurses in August 2018.

She is passionate about giving children a voice in healthcare and works tirelessly towards encouraging others to further develop their child and family centred care approaches.

Brooke has recently joined the Advisory Board for the Standish Foundation – a charitable organisation that promotes child & family centred care and empowers healthcare professionals through the provision of funding & resources.

Previously, Brooke also sat on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Well-being of Children in Healthcare, Australia and held the Vice President position in 2017.

In other roles, Brooke has taught undergraduate nurses and regularly delivers webinars to Paediatric Nurses with the aim to build upon the knowledge and skills of nurses the world over and in turn, improve paediatric healthcare outcomes.

Brooke has a keen interest in holistic healthcare and the use of complementary therapies and looks forward to a healthcare system that integrates these various modalities.

As a result, Brooke has been studying towards her Yoga Teacher Certification and has almost completed a Diploma in Aromatherapy too.

When Brooke is not nursing or hosting webinars, she is spending quality time with her husband and two daughters or enjoying a yoga session with some essential oils & meditation thrown in.

Photo: Erica Donovan

Erica Donovan | Social Media & Nurse Author

Erica is a Paediatric Oncology Haematology Registered Nurse and sometimes writer. Before her current clinical nursing job, she worked in General Practice/Urgent Care and that’s where her love of paediatrics began.

“I think it’s really important for nurses to be sharing knowledge and information online, so we can boost our skills and provide the best care possible for our patients and families.”

Erica works casually with Brooke on Social Media and helping us get the best content out to paediatric nurses around the globe! We are very lucky to have her as our first team member especially with all of the knowledge and experience she brings with a background in Journalism (before converting to nursing) and with running large social media pages.

In her spare time, Erica is working on a conference presentation about late effects of cancer treatment and writing for the journal of the New Zealand College of Primary Health care Nurses.

Special paediatric skills: triage, removing foreign bodies from ears and noses (usually lego, beads or seeds!), knowledge on sharks and dinosaurs.



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